A/C Problems In Your Car. The only thing worse than a dysfunctional A/C system in your car is…well…nothing. Nobody likes a hot car, unless it’s winter time of course. When you’re A/C is experiencing problems, it can be a hard issue to diagnose. This article will show you some of the common problems that you’re A/C may experience.. Before you look into trying to diagnose those problems, you should remember safety first. Always remember to wear safety gloves and glasses. Make sure you keep your body and flowing clothing away from moving vehicle parts. If you don’t remember these simple safety guidelines, serious injuries or even death may occur. Check for Leaks. They are the most common problem associated you’re A/C. Here are things you need to investigate: All fittings to ensure they are secure Hose manifold on compressor Front seal and o-rings The area where hoses are crimped onto the fittings Schrader Valves The condenser for pin holes Evaporator drains condensation You can also try a UV A/C Detection Kit to help you find a leak easily.. Check the compressor. What you need to do is turn the A/C on maximum cool, then set the fans to high and then check to see if the clutch engages the compressor. If it isn’t engaging it, check for voltage reaching to the compressor by using a voltmeter If there is voltage, then the clutch may be bad If there isn’t any voltage then three things may be the problem: – A bad cycling switch – A blown fuse – Insufficient refrigerant pressure to trip the low pressure cut off switch. There may also be various other problems that may cause your A/C to malfunction, so check for the following: – See if the cooling fans on the radiator or condenser are running when the A/C is on – Make sure the cabin air filter isn’t clogged – Look for debris or items that may prevent air from getting past the condenser – Use a Manifold Gauge Set to check the system pressures. We hope this was helpful! Maybe next time you or your friend is having a A/C trouble, you can help out. But in any case, we’re still here if you need us. If you are in Ottawa and you need help providing the best care and getting the best performance from your vehicle, you can give us a call. If you need our services in battery boosting, tire changes, oil changes, mobile car repairs or more, then give us a call to book your mobile vehicle services today. We also repair and tune-up small engines such as lawn mowers and snow blowers. The best part is that we can come to you! So, you don’t have to wait in line anymore or travel back and forth to fix your vehicles and small engine equipment. Call now!